Hundreds of people form ‘human chain of hope’ in Bury St Edmunds town centre

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-072858009
The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-072858009
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Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bury St Edmunds town centre in a display of unity to mark The United Nations International Day of Peace.

About 200 people joined the attempt to form a ‘human chain of hope’ connecting the war memorials in Cornhill and on Angel Hill on Sunday.

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073101009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073101009

Although there wasn’t enough people to complete the chain, organiser Clare Mellor said the positive messages she had received about the initiative was ‘fantastic’ - showing that ‘whatever the organisation, whatever the differences of opinion, we can all live together’.

Pictures by Andy Abbott.

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073018009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073018009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-072953009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-072953009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073046009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073046009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073116009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073116009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073142009

The 1st Bury St Edmunds Human Chain of Hope from the Angel Hill and Buttermarket on Sunday ANL-160926-073142009